Youth Thrive believes that all young people should be valued, loved, and supported to reach their goals. To achieve this, Youth Thrive works with youth-serving systems and their partners to change policies, programs, and practices so that they build on what we know about adolescent development, value young people’s perspectives, and give youth opportunities to succeed. Check out our new animation series that educates and informs others about Youth Thrive.
Publications & Resources
Willis & Friends: Advancing Early Relational Health in CA: From ACEs to Resilience
The Child Care Paradox: How Child Care Providers Balance Paid and Un-Paid Caregiving
Care work is some of the most important work in our society, supporting children, families, and individuals across their lifespans. But, despite the critical work child care providers do for families and society as a whole, their work is systematically undervalued. This brief reports the findings from our interviews and the recommendations from providers.
Willis & Friends: Mask Wearing During COVID & Mother-Infant Relationships
The 12th Willis & Friends livestream explored the concerns from pediatricians, home visitors, child development experts, and parents have had on the impact of mask-wearing on mother-infant relationships.
Data for Equity and Action Lab Information Session Presentation
The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with Casey Family Programs launched the Data for Equity and Action (D4EA) Lab to strategize with child welfare jurisdictions about how to collect, analyze and use demographic data to advance equity. To learn more about this project visit here.
Grounding Family and Child Well-Being Policies and Systems in Anti-Racist Principles and Strategies
The Center for the Study of Social Policy and the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE released this brief to highlight principles and strategies that if implemented with an intentional focus on advancing equity and responding to communities, can support infant and toddler well-being and strengthen families with young children, consequently, preventing involvement in child welfare and other deep-end systems.
Willis & Friends: Early Relational Health and HOPE in Early Childhood
The 11th Willis & Friends discussed how to view children's growth through healthy outcomes from positive experiences (HOPE). These positive early childhood experiences are important drivers of healthy child development and future adult health and counter adversity, that can come from adverse childhood experiences.
DULCE Biannual Report
The DULCE Biannual Report covers findings on the DULCE project from May 2021 - October 2021. DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.
DULCE Biannual Report Executive Summary
This executive summary is an overview the DULCE Biannual Report (May 2021 - October 2021). DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.
How Systems Change Arises from Interdisciplinary Learning and Testing: A Brief
The purpose of this brief is to highlight some of the local learning, experimentation, and systems change happening around the country at DULCE sites. Drawing from 14 interviews with DULCE team members across three different states, this brief provides an on-the-ground snapshot of how DULCE members were thinking about collaboration, teaching, and effecting structural change in the spring of 2021.